Dr. Patrick Lozar

Dr. Patrick Lozar
Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Adviser

BA (Montana State), MA (Oregon), PhD (Washington)

Office: Cle B305

Office Hours

Tuesdays 9:00-11:00 am.




I received my PhD from the University of Washington in 2019 and joined the UVic Department of History that same year. I study the Indigenous histories of the interior Pacific Northwest in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Specifically, my manuscript project focuses on the Native nations of the Upper Columbia River region and their experiences with the Canada-United States border. My interest in this research emerged from having grown up on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwest Montana, where I am a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. In this work, I engage with methods in ethnohistory, decolonizing Indigenous geographies, and settler colonial studies to unsettle the history of imposed international borders on Native lands. Before my PhD, I earned degrees in History from the University of Oregon and Montana State University, and taught high school social studies in between.


Selected Publications

“’They do not, therefor, regard the boundary line as separating them’: The Ktunaxa Nation and the Enforcement of the U.S.-Canadian Border, 1887,” Montana The Magazine of Western History, vol. 70, no. 4 (Winter 2020): 54-72.

“’My Home Is on Both Sides’: Indigenous Communities and the US-Canadian Border on the Columbia Plateau, 1880s-1910s,” Ethnohistory, Vol. 65, No. 3 (July 2018): 391-415.



HSTR 324A Northwest America to 1849
HSTR 328C Indigenous-Settler Relations in the US since 1850
HSTR 427A Decolonizing Settler Societies